Washington, DC — "I'm disappointed this critical relief package was not passed before we adjourn for October," Thune said. "The fight for disaster relief for South Dakota farmers and ranchers is far from over, however. As soon as the Senate comes back in November, I will be working with Senator Johnson to look for any legislative opportunities to get much-needed relief to our state's agriculture industry. Disaster relief for our farmers and ranchers is not a maybe; it's a must. It's a must for our state's economy, a must for South Dakota's agriculture industry and a must for the families whose livelihood depends on the fruits of their farms and ranches. I will not give up on this important fight."